The purpose of this study was to correlate the valgus stress experienced at the elbow with biomechanical characteristics of the individual throwing mechanics of 69 pitchers. The subjects played either professional or college baseball with a mean age of 20 years. They threw off of an elevated mound to a strike zone at the regulation distance from home plate. The fastest pitch that hit the strike zone with mechanics judged to be normal for that individual was selected for analysis.
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